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  • 'They were not going to be victims': Cheektowaga police hail shooting bystanders as heroes

    11/16/2017 8:51:59 AM PST · by metmom · 31 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Aaron Besecker
    When gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon outside a Dollar General store, two men at a neighboring business jumped into action. And now they're being called heroes by police. As a man started firing a pump action firearm into the discount store at Union Road and Gardenville Parkway West, Christopher Kaufmann, a manager at Daryll's Car Audio across the street, called 911. Mark Pinnavaia, the owner of Daryll's, grabbed his cellphone and keys and hopped into his Ford Focus in the parking lot. His initial intention, he said, was to maintain a good vantage point so he could be "the best witness...
  • Good Guy with Gun Stops Sex Assault on Hiking Trail

    11/15/2017 6:10:05 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A licensed gun owner in the uber-lefty city of Austin, Texas, used his Glock 43 to stop a sexual assault in progress while out on an early morning hike.
  • Good guys with guns saving lives

    11/12/2017 3:18:52 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017 | John Lott
    Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The killer, Devin Kelley, was shooting the wounded when Willeford showed up with a rifle. Willeford’s quick actions forced Kelley to stop his attack, presumably saving the lives of the twenty wounded and possibly many more. The press derided President Trump for saying that Willeford saved many lives with his gun, and that stricter gun control regulations would have only made things worse.
  • Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

    11/10/2017 11:57:49 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The armed civilian who used his assault rifle to stop Sunday’s mass murder of 26 Texas churchgoers has been hailed, rightly, as a hero, but Stephen Willeford is hardly unique. A number of armed American citizens have also used their firearms to stop or limit mass killings.
  • Another good guy with a gun saves woman from alleged rape

    11/09/2017 11:12:49 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    conservative review ^ | 11/09/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    How do you stop the real war on women? With a Glock 43 and an open carry permit. Josh Williams, 39, is another good guy with a gun, a hero who stopped the alleged rape of a woman in September. Williams, a resident of Austin, Texas, likes to go running along the Hike-and-Bike trail at least once a week. In the early mornings, he carries a cell phone, a flashlight, and his firearm. In an interview with KVUE News, Williams explained that he carries his firearm while jogging in the early morning: "It's dark, and I don't know what's out...
  • Homeowner shoots and kills burglary suspect, police say

    11/08/2017 2:05:41 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 8 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 11/7/2017 | Mitch Mitchell
    November 07, 2017 8:24 PM FORT WORTH — A homeowner shot and killed an alleged burglary suspect after he caught him trying to break into his house, according to police. Police were called to a residence in the 10800 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard in far west Fort Worth about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, a police call log showed. The homeowner had the suspect pinned down and was holding a gun on him, the call log stated. The suspect broke down the family’s front door and got into a scuffle with the homeowner, according to a story from WFAA. The homeowner,...
  • Texas church gunman was shot by hero plumber Stephen Willeford...before 100mph car chase (tr)

    11/06/2017 4:03:31 AM PST · by ETL · 270 replies
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | November 6, 2017 | BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER David Gardner
    Full title: Revealed: how Texas church gunman was shot by hero plumber Stephen Willeford and another passer-by before 100mph car chase BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER David Gardner Stephen Willeford, 55, grabbed his own rifle and rushed to confront Devin Kelley after being told an attack was underway by his daughter.As he arrived outside the church he came face-to-face with Kelley.Mr Willeford, a plumber with no military experience, shot him in the side through a gap in his body armour, forcing the killer to flee.Mr Willeford and another passing resident, Johnnie Langedorff, then chased him at almost 100 miles per hour in a...
  • How heroic locals exchanged gunfire with Texas shooter, ran him off the road & shot him dead (Tr)

    11/05/2017 7:45:55 PM PST · by ETL · 142 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    How heroic locals exchanged gunfire with Texas shooter, ran him off the road as he tried to flee and shot him dead -snip- Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said that the neighbor, who has not yet been named, had 'grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect.'. Martin said that during the gunfight, Kelley dropped his Ruger assault rifle and got back in his SUV to flee the scene. But another local resident, Johnnie Langendorff, who had witnessed the confrontation refused to let the shooter get away. Both he and the unnamed neighbor jumped in his truck...

    11/05/2017 7:05:40 PM PST · by Kartographer · 82 replies ^ | 11/5/17
    Today's mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was only halted after an armed Texan "engaged" the killer and put an end to the rampage, the Texas Rangers reported. Freeman Martin, a major in the Texas Rangers and a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the suspect dropped his rifle and fled after being confronted by a local man who had grabbed his rifle. Freeman provided a timeline of the tragedy in a press briefing Sunday evening. "At approximately 11:20 this morning a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, Texas," Martin said. "He...
  • Video of Witness to Church Shooting and Pursuit by Citizens

    11/05/2017 5:48:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Johnnie Langendorff recounts capture of church shooter in Sutherland, Texas. Link to video There was a gunfight. Johnnie saw the last of it. The defender asked Johnnie for help in following the shooter.  Johnnie and the defender chased the shooter, the shooter eventually ran off the road. The community rifleman kept the shooter covered with his rifle. The church shooter did not move after that. The police showed up a few minutes later. ©2017 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included. Gun Watch
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Rams' Ethan Westbrooks arrested on gun charges

    09/25/2017 2:07:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 25, 2017 | by Alden Gonzales
    Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks was arrested over the weekend in Kern County, California, for allegedly possessing a handgun that was not registered to him, ESPN confirmed Monday. Westbrooks was initially pulled over for speeding Friday night, and the officer found a handgun inside the vehicle that was loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition. Records later revealed that the handgun was reported stolen in 2009. Westbrooks was booked on five felony charges: receiving stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, grand theft of a firearm and possessing a high-capacity magazine. Westbrooks was arrested on suspicion of...
  • Police: Taco Bell Employees Fatally Shoot Armed Robber

    09/07/2017 7:54:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | 09-07-2017 | Staff
    Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Police have said two masked robbers entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three employees to lie on the floor. Police say three other employees pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects six times. The other suspect ran off. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday said the man killed was 24-year-old De’Carlo Jackson. Investigators say Jackson was found with a loaded gun in his hand. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. No one...
  • Break-in suspect shot, man in home charged [ Canada ]

    07/31/2017 9:12:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    THE CHRONICLE HERALD ^ | July 25, 2017
    A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake. Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside. The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later...
  • There Is No Justice In America For Black People Killed By Cops

    06/18/2017 8:54:29 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 122 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/16/2017 | Julia Craven
    I have to write about Philando Castile, the 32-year-old black man who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer last July. I have to compose myself, sit at this laptop and write something profound about another black life taken by a police officer, another officer found not guilty for killing a black person.
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • Armed Uncle Shoots Home Invaders, Saves Tied-Up Family

    05/11/2017 2:36:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 5/11/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    A Texas man thwarted masked armed home invaders on Tuesday, saving his family in the process.Around 4 A.M. four armed men wearing ski masks broke into the Houston, Texas, home of the Garcia family. They attacked the mother, father, and young daughter while two 19-year-old twin brothers attempted to barricade themselves in their room. After the intruders threatened to shoot their little sister, however, the brothers surrendered to them"They had my little sister at gunpoint, so we couldn't do anything," 19-year-old Rene Garcia told KVUE. "I didn't know what was happening until I saw a man holding a gun to...
  • Caught on Camera: Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Armed Car Jacker [VIDEO]

    05/11/2017 8:53:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | May 11, 2017
    An unnamed motorist at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois, shot and killed a would-be carjacker in early April, the whole event being caught on the station’s security cameras. However, police say the motorist acted in self defence and will not be charged for the incident.
  • Pizza delivery driver thankful to be alive after robbery attempt (kills robber)

    05/10/2017 7:21:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    MESQUITE, Texas - A Dominos delivery driver who came face to face with a gun during a robbery last weekend said he’s thankful to be alive but is sad that one of the teens died. Two teenagers tried to rob David Gerber at gunpoint as he delivered a pizza in Mesquite on Saturday night. One teen fired a warning shot at Gerber, but he was armed too and fired back and killed one of the would-be robbers. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content This game will eat days of your life Soldiers: Free Online Game The 10 Most Compelling Luxury...
  • Homeowner shoots three suspects, kills two in overnight drive-by

    05/06/2017 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 87 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 06 MAY 2017 | KHOU.COM
    Officers said late Friday night, three suspects in a four door car opened fire in front of a home on Glenburnie Drive and Mercedes Lane. The owner of the home returned fire and hit all three suspects inside the vehicle. Two of the suspects died from the gunshot wounds, officers said.